Samantha Tankersley

Policy Analyst
Education Division

Samantha Tankersley serves as policy analyst in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Education Division. Samantha’s work focuses on school choice, human capital, gubernatorial transitions, work-based learning and global education.

Prior to joining NGA in 2017, Samantha served as Senior Policy Analyst at the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd). At ExcelinEd, Samantha conducted state and federal policy analyses and provided state policymakers and leaders with information concerning best practices and trends in state policy making. Samantha also assisted in the creation and launch of ExcelinEd’s EdPolicy Leaders Online initiative. Samantha holds a bachelor’s in Social Science Education from the University of Central Florida and a master’s in Public Administration from Florida State University.

Samantha originally hails from Florida.